Exploring the Gretna Historic District

Posted on December 3, 2016 – BlogCommunity

When a person is visiting the Gretna Historic District there is a lot to do and see. In addition to learning something a person can participate in a number of fun activities.

Kittie Strehle Home

This home was built is 1845 . Miss Kittie was the youngest of the Strehle daughter. She was a dedicated teacher in Louisiana and worked for 57 years. She lived the rest of her life in this home. Now it is open for tours.

David Crockett Firehouse

This is the home to the oldest volunteer fire company in the nation. It is now part of the Louisiana State Fire Museum. There are some firefighting equipment from over a century. A person can get a look at heroes of the past as well.

German American Cultural Center

The town of Gretna was settled by German immigrants. There is now a cultural center to show how these immigrants lived in the past. It also shows the contribution these immigrants had in shaping the modern culture of the area. There is information about the immigrants dating all the way back to 1720. There is even a statue of one of the early immigrants named Mel Ott on the outside.
These are just some of the things that a person can do in the historic area of Gretna. There is so much to see and do here. When a person is visiting Louisiana they should take a stroll through this downtown area and check out some of the rich history that town has to offer.